Some advice on upgrading?
Hi guys. I'm new to the forums, so pardon me if this is the incorrect section to post this in.
There will be an IT Fair/Show over here in my country, and I'm going to go there and get a printer. Since it's once a year, I don't want to waste the chance and I want to have an upgrade.
I got a game called Empire Total War, and I could only run it in medium-high settings. I don't want to buy a new computer, so I have to buy parts and fix them in myself.
Here's my rig:
Mainboard : Gigabyte 945GCMX-S2
Chipset : Intel i945G/GZ
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 @ 2133 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Hard Disk : ST3250820AS (250 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44N
DVD-Rom Drive : GZGZYT QZ4LUZS9QJ SCSI CdRom Device
Monitor Type : Philips Philips 170S - 17 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3
DirectX : Version 9.0c (September 2008)
I just got my 8800GT rather recently, I believe it's still good enough, so the main focus would be on my processor and RAM.
Any advice on what to purchase? Especially the processor? I know nothing about compatibility, so I need serious help here.